Careers in Children’s Services

A Career in Children's Services (Education and Care) is a career that grows. There is long-term job security, great career progression, high job satisfaction, and flexibility.  There are also options to work and study at the same time if you need to obtain the minimum qualification to work with children.

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Work in Early Childhood Education & Care

If you already have or are working towards an existing qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care (at least a Certificate III), you can apply for casual, part-time or full-time jobs within our Early Education and Care (Child Care) Centres. Working with us means enjoying multiple benefits while becoming a part of the social impact we create as a not-for-profit in the Canberra community. Our range of employment opportunities includes a variety of roles for Cert III and Diploma qualified Educators and Early Childhood Teachers, among others.  Find your perfect role today.


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Work in Out of School Hours Care

We are currently looking for Casual Educators to work in our Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) programs for children (pre-school to year 6). If you would like to gain experience working with children, but don’t have any existing qualifications in Education & Care, our OSHC programs are a good place to start! Join a team that values excellence, continuous improvement and innovation, enjoy professional development opportunities, and become a casual OSHC educator with us today. Please click here to apply. 


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Qualifications in Early Childhood Education

Need to get qualified? Communities@Work has its own Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which is a trusted vocational education and training (VET) provider that offers nationally recognised qualifications of Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Subsidised study options are also available!


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Ascend Program: Earn While You Learn

In this industry-leading traineeship program, selected trainees gain valuable paid work experience in our children’s services while completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Applications for our July 2021 Ascend intake are now closed. However, if you are interested in signing up for a traineeship or the Ascend Program with us to earn while you learn, please submit an expression of interest and we’ll notify you when opportunities come up. 


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Want a career in Children’s Services but not sure where to start?

Submit an expression of interest and a member of our team will get in touch to discuss your situation and propose the relevant options for you to build and grow a career in Education and Care. Please note that we won’t be able to immediately get back to you due to a high volume of enquiries. By submitting an expression of interest, you will receive careers updates from Communities@Work on your email, and we encourage you to follow the advice/guidelines in the email to begin your career journey with us.


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